To celebrate the Chinese New Year Hobbiton™ Movie Set will be holding a special four-hour event to welcome the year of the Rat on Saturday 25th January 2020.
Hobbiton Movie Set is an experience to tantalise the senses as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of The Shire, at the home of the Hobbits™, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.
Guests will have the chance to experience Middle-earth as they have never seen it before; their journey will begin with a fully guided tour of The Shire™ at dusk. Your tour guide will escort you through the twelve-acre site recounting fascinating details of how the movie set was created. As the tour culminates at the Green Dragon Inn, you will have ample time to relax in front of the open fires of the Inn and indulge in a few beverages from our Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ range, which encompasses two traditional ales, an apple cider and non-alcoholic ginger beer, all handcrafted and exclusive to Hobbiton Movie Set.
With a drink in hand, guests will enjoy hearty Hobbit-sized canapes being circulated by staff whilst exploring the masterfully re-created Inn. A step outside the Inn and guests will find themselves immersed in the Marketplace, a bustling, vibrant experience. Here guests will have the chance to taste a real piece of the Shire from individually themed stalls bursting with traditional Hobbit fare. Throughout the evening there will be roaming entertainment mingling amongst the guests.
After plentiful time guests will be escorted up to the Party Marquee for a Hobbit and Chinese fusion buffet dinner and, as is the tradition in The Shire, second helpings are encouraged. The marquee is a replica of the tent seen at Bilbo’s eleventy-first birthday party with the exterior beautifully created from yellow painted canvas and the interior fully themed with colourful bunting and lanterns creating a festival-like atmosphere.
To conclude this premium experience, after dinner the guests will re-join their guide to make their way back through the wandering paths of Hobbiton. The trails will be illuminated by path lighting and guests will receive an authentic handheld lantern to share to light the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up with Hobbit hole chimneys smoking, and lanterns glowing against the darkness.
Tickets are limited so get in early and enjoy a one of a kind Chinese New Year’s celebration in the Shire!
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION includes
- A tour of Hobbiton Movie Set in Mandarin
- Hobbit Southfarthing beverages on tap throughout the evening
- Marketplace entertainment
- Hearty Hobbit canapes, Marketplace fare and a fully themed Hobbit and Chinese fusion buffet dinner
- Evening lighting tour of Hobbiton Movie Set